Past Articles

Somerset to be bowled over by digitisation of millions of historical records

Posted by Bryony Partridge on July 14, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site, Collections, United Kingdom

A cricket legend, foreign secretary and Christmas card pioneer are among those you can find in our new Somerset collection which includes over seven million historical records containing centuries of details of Somerset residents. Digitised from original records held by the South West Heritage Trust, the collections hold details of births, deaths, marriages and school Read More

Generation Next

Posted by Paul Rawlins on July 12, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

This article originally appeared in Ancestry Magazine, March-April 2007. When I ask members of the local scout troop if anybody has his Genealogy Merit Badge, I get groans and complaints. “Dude, that took so long” seems to be the general consensus. But when I ask what they found out, the tone changes. Riley learned how Read More

How to Find the Collections for Your Area

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on July 6, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

There’s something about browsing that can help spark inspiration for our research. It’s like when you walk through the stacks at your favorite library when you have a general idea of what you want, but nothing specific comes to mind. Suddenly, you see it – the book that makes you stop and say, “I need Read More

Remembering The Somme: 100 years on

Posted by Bryony Partridge on July 1, 2016 in United Kingdom

The Battle of the Somme began on 1 July, 1916 – the deadliest day in the history of the British Army. Around 20,000 British Empire soldiers lost their lives that day and it was just the beginning of a battle that would be become forever associated with the horrors of the First World War. Based Read More

Italian Immigrant Sisters’ Descendants Celebrate Centennial Family Reunion

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on June 30, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

When Antonina, Rosa, and Diaga Bianco arrived in Brooklyn from Sicily, they likely didn’t have any idea that their descendants would be celebrating family reunions for 100 consecutive years. Yet on July 4, 2016, that’s exactly what the descendants of the three sisters will be doing. The families – Antonina and her husband Gaspar Bica, Rosa Read More